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QOTW: Can I Expect to Get a Hong Kong Investment Visa if All of Our Work is Undertaken Outside of Hong Kong?

March 17th, 2014

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The question asked actually belies a bigger issue when it comes to getting a  business investment visa for Hong Kong… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I’m looking at incorporating an internet based Company in Hong Kong, with the intention to cut my residency ties to my current country and operate the Company full time there. All of […]

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How Can Hong Kong Technology Startups Improve Their Chances of Winning Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 7th, 2014

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So you’re now committed to getting your Startup off the ground here in Hong Kong… When it comes to getting investment visa approvals, the problem with most technology startups is that most of them are boot strapped, most of them are run according to the Lean philosophy – and most of them fail within the […]

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Why Do Hong Kong Technology Startups Mostly Struggle to Win Investment Visa Approvals for Their Founders?

March 6th, 2014

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Bootstrappping and running Lean can be a double edged sword as a foreign national starting up in Hong Kong… The startup scene is Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength these last  5 or 6 years and I’m often asked how feasible business investment visas are for foreign nationals seeking to establish a new […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – February 2014

February 20th, 2014

Posted by / in Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / No responses

Freezing at RTHK today… Phil kicked us off with a listener question today (thanks Steve!) which raised the spectre of discrimination. We then went on to discuss Start Up businesses and the various initiatives in play assisting the start up scene in Hong Kong. You can listen to our complete discussion here. Phil can be found […]

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Interview: What’s Actually Involved in Getting a Hong Kong Investment Visa Approved?

February 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Musing / 3 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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Interview: Do You Think the Relatively Low Number of Foreigners Coming to Live and Work in Hong Kong is Due to it Being Hard to Get a Visa?

January 13th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes / 12 responses

Coming to live and work in Hong Kong – on June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – January 2014

January 9th, 2014

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It had been nigh on three months since I last got to be grilled by Mr Whelan on Morning Brew over at RTHK so it was pleasing to make his acquaintance once again when I popped in to see him on Broadcast Drive a little earlier today. Phil was keen to talk about paper trails […]

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Interview: Is There a Threshold to Attaining a Hong Kong Work Visa Under the General Employment Policy?

January 8th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, Musing / 7 responses

On June 6th, 2013 I was interviewed by five law students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong about my experiences practicing immigration here over the last 20 years. We covered a great deal of ground in the 90 minutes we spent together and over the next few weeks I will be posting the interview […]

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Relocating to Hong Kong For Work or Business – Session Q&A

January 6th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

On June 13 I was invited to address the 2013 Monaco Trade Delegation to Hong Kong & China on the question of visas to live and work in Hong Kong. The Delegation was hosted by my good friends at Rosemont Hong Kong and I covered in a total of 50 minutes the whole sweep of employment and investment based visas as well as […]

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